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Friday, May 3, 2013

Fri, May 3, 2013

French Table

French Table will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Fridays on the Mezzanine in Val. French speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Spanish Table

Spanish Table will meet from noon to 2 p.m. on Fridays, beginning Jan. 25. Spanish speakers of all levels are welcome to attend.

Japanese Language Table

The Japanese Language Table will meet this semester on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m.(for first-year language students), Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. and Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. starting on Friday, Feb. 1. Meetings will take place downstairs in Valentine in Terrace Room A on Mondays and Fridays, and in the South Conference Room on Wednesdays.

Russian Table

Join us on Fridays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine level of Valentine for lunch and Russian conversation with faculty and friends.

Dog Days

TWLOHA-Amherst and PAW invite you to an afternoon with animal friends. Dogs and other animal friends can be therapeutic, and that's why almost everyone loves them. Chapter info will be available, and the first 30 people get free dog paw temporary tattoos. There will be raffles to raise money for our chapter's cause. Gift cards to local restaurants and eateries are possible prizes!

Officially recognized in March 2012, TWLOHA-Amherst provides a voice of hope at the college and in the local community for individuals struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, while also providing an outlet for students to get involved around these issues.

"Typography Boot Camp: What I Did on My Summer Vacation"

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Frost Library, Periodicals Reading Room

Ron studied printing and typography before starting his own Oliphant Press in 1970 and launching a long career as a graphic designer and printer. His illustrated and interactive talk will attempt to recreate not only what he taught (traditional typography and book design) but also the excitement of the class he taught last summer at the Wells College Book Arts Center.

WorldRead Spring Spectacular

Come to Valentine Quad between 5 and 7 p.m. for doughnuts, pizza, freeze pops and spring games (Frisbee, jump rope, hula hoop, water guns and more!). We suggest a donation of $5 to fund literacy projects in the Dominican Republic, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

AC After Dark Craft Night

Come out to Keefe and make a lovely shadowbox! We have all the supplies and doughnuts from Glazed. Take a quick break.

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents a spring concert by the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble on Friday, May 3, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Ongoing Events

Campus Challenge Fill-A-Truck Food & Educational Supply Drive

Form a friendly competition among teams, join a "tabling" group, or donate individually. We will be happy to accept nonperishable food items and school supplies. Drop-off sites include Barrett Hall, the Cadigan Center, Chapin Hall, College Hall, Converse, Fayerweather, Frost Library, Merrill Science Center, Pontypool, Pratt, Seelye Mudd and Smith House.

Be counted! Register your donation to Campus Challenge-sponsored drives or to ANY organization addressing poverty and/or educational opportunity. Complete a participation form online at The form may be submitted anonymously. Bonus: every participation form is entered into a drawing for $200 to be made at the end of April. Even though our major drives this year were scheduled for spring, we made significant progress in the fall. We can reach our goals for the year. The Campus Challenge Committee invites you to join them in making positive expressions of ways that Amherst staff, faculty and students relate with neighbors.

New Exhibits at Beyond Words Gallery

until May 24 Frost Library, Beyond Words Gallery

Come to the second floor of Frost Library to view the student exhibits on display at Beyond Words Gallery!

Anzia Rae Mayer '13 presents two styles of ancient Chinese calligraphy dating as far back as 1000 BC and as recently as 200 BC, including China's first standardized written script. Eirene Wang '13 exhibits the best strips from The Amherst Student's only syndicated strip, "The Hamster Student," as well as other pieces from her first comic book compilation. And Sebastian Herrera '14 portrays absurd or fantastic situations in 35mm color film.

Interested in displaying your student work next year? Contact Amy Johnson at

Senior Ball

Seniors are cordially invited to attend the Senior Ball. Cocktail attire is suggested. Refreshments will be served. Amherst ID is required.

This party is only open for seniors from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.